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____/ Terry Porter on Wednesday 18 Nov 2009 22:12 : \____
> On Wed, 18 Nov 2009 14:13:21 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Terry Porter on Wednesday 18 Nov 2009 09:57 : \____
>>> On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 20:57:17 -0500, wispygalaxy wrote:
>>>> but I really want the ARM netbooks. Those will be a hit, I'm sure.
>>> I think they will be more than a hit, it think they will herald a whole
>>> new era of wild and crazy form factors that will make netbooks look
>>> like the ancient laproasting notebooks they displaced.
>> Intel seems to have started Moblin and Atom due to fear of these (and
> I'm sure you're right, and look how popular Atom has begun.
It's popular among buyers, but it is not profitable. Intel cannibalises with it.
Intel laid off 6,000 employee not so long ago when profits sank 90%.
> Nevertheless Atom is still quite useless for netbooks given it's lack of
> on chip integration.
> Some of the ARM chips have everything, and the kitchen sink on the chip,
> and that's what will make *really* cheap mobile devices possible.
~~ Best of wishes
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